Freshwater Fishing Reports

Week of November 14, 2018

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Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 52–58 degrees; 4.08’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
AMISTAD Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 27.14’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water stained; 46–52 degrees; 0.2’ low. Black bass are fair dead–sticking weighted soft plastics. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
ATHENS Water clear to lightly stained; 53–55 degrees; 0.59’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, weightless Senkos and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
AUSTIN Water stained; 65–71 degrees; 0.5’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and lipless crankbaits. Sunfish are slow to fair on cut nightcrawlers and corn. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 11.72’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BENBROOK Water stained to muddy; 52–55 degrees; 6.30’ high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 55–57 degrees; 0.55’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
BONHAM Water stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits, and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on brush piles on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BRAUNIG Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained to stained; 52–55 degrees: 0.02’ low. Black bass are slow on shad pattern jerkbaits and medium crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 0.73’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 1.94’ low. Black bass are good on wacky rigged watermelon/purple Whacky Sticks, pumpkin topwaters, and crankbaits in 5–10 feet early. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads and Rat–L–Traps along the river channel near the dam in 25–40 feet at daylight. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and 2” plastic swim baits. Crappie are fair on pink/white or chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good upriver.
CADDO Water lightly stained; 54–57 degrees; 1.30’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
CALAVERAS Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.94’ high. Black bass are good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigged purple Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs, and watermelon spinnerbaits in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on deep running Shad Raps crankbaits in the lower end of the lake at first light. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on Smokin’ Green Devil’s Tongues on drop shots over rock piles in 15–30 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 54–56 degrees, 0.29’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged worms and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 14.17’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water stained; 97 degrees at the hot water discharge, 72–76 degrees in main lake; 0.17’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY Water fairly clear; 44–50 degrees; 11.94’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and lipless crankbaits. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
CONROE Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
COOPER Water stained to muddy; 80–88 degrees; 0.71’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.
CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are on Texas rigs, white spinnerbaits and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN Water lightly stained; 53–55 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
FAIRFIELD Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and flipping tubes. No report on other species.
FALCON Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 23.72’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
FAYETTE Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
FORK Water lightly stained; 54–57 degrees; 0.42’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Carolina rigged creature baits, and flutter spoons. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows along bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water stained; 43–51 degrees; 0.81’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deeper structure. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
GIBBONS CREEK Water murky. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
GRANBURY Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 0.12’ low. Black bass are fair on shad colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 3.09’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 52–55 degrees; 11.61’ high. Black bass are slow on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.
GREENBELT Water off color; 44–52 degrees; 36.38’ low. Black bass are slow on soft plastics. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 0.69’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on live minnows at night. Bream are good on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and perch in 20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water stained; 43–48 degrees; 0.12’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water stained to muddy; 53–56 degrees; 2.48’ high. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, Texas rigged creature baits and lipless crankbaits. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 55–58 degrees: 2.27’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and Texas rigged craws. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LAVON Water stained to muddy; 53–56 degrees: 8.17’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.
LBJ Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 0.90’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits and watermelon Whacky Sticks in 5–10 feet at daylight. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on green tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water stained to muddy; 52–55 degrees; 3.85’ high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.76’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 41–47 degrees; 77.86’ low. Black bass are fair on slow Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on split shot weighted minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 82–90 degrees; 0.06’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, shakeyhead worms and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MEREDITH Water fairly clear; 41–48 degrees; 49.29’ low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth. There are a few reports of walleye being caught on live bait and artificials. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 53–56 degrees; 2.03’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, black and blue jigs and shakeyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
NASWORTHY Water stained; 42–49 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and shakyheads. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 12.90’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 44–52 degrees; 20.72’ low. Black bass are fair dead–sticking Senkos, on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut and live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 43–50 degrees; 0.66’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 53–57 degrees; 1.46’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, black and blue jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 47–53 degrees; 0.32’ high. Black bass are slow to fair on drop shot rigs, jigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
PROCTOR Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 1.66’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water lightly stained; 53–55 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained to muddy: 52–55 degrees; 6.06’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and squarebill crankbaits. White bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.92’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, swim jigs and Texas rig creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits in 15–25 feet, and on topwaters early and late. White bass are fair on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 1.90’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Perch are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 37.36’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs. No report on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
STAMFORD Water stained to muddy; 42–49 degrees; 1.57’ high. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows around structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
STEINHAGEN 0.56’ low. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 12.58’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water stained; 41–48 degrees; 0.19’ high. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available. Fish populations have been substantially reduced by the golden alga blooms.
TAWAKONI Water stained to muddy; 53–56 degrees; 1.32’ high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
TEXANA Water stained; 63–68 degrees; 0.1’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
TEXOMA Water stained to muddy; 51–54 degrees; 2.67’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 2.52’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, flukes, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 12–15 feet. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 0.58’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 52–55 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 43–49 degrees; 22.92’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 8.99’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 54–57 degrees; 6.94’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
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